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Joey Calderazzo: Joey Calderazzo

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With heightened economy and greater relaxation in his playing, the pianist has moved from the assertiveness of youth into a maturity that becomes him and justifies all that talk a few years ago about his potential. This is hardly to suggest that Calderazzo has lapsed into reflectiveness. Even if he were so inclined, it is unlikely that a bassist and drummer of John Patitucci’s and Jeff Watts’ explosiveness and exploratory leanings would cut him much slack. The three nudge and push one another and yet maintain the intense mutual listening that transforms three instruments into a trio, an entity.

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